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New Safeguarding Partnership

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New Safeguarding link with CCPAS

Access Insurance have formed links to work closely with Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS ), the Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  CCPAS outlining what the charity does and how it can help other charities and churches:

Founded over 30 years ago, CCPAS exists to set (and maintain) standards in safeguarding. It is the only independent Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

CCPAS are members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and are a partner agency with CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Their specific services include a confidential helpline; disclosure checks; a variety of safeguarding training programmes; policies and procedures, Specialist Safeguarding Services (mainly for larger organisations) and timely and relevant information, such as that provided in Caring magazine and regular updates on the rapidly-changing safeguarding legislative environment.

These services are used by a broad spectrum of churches, faith communities, schools and minority ethnic groups and they have a membership which exceeds 6,500. They also advise a wide variety of organisations and statutory agencies such as the police and local government – and their advice and input is regularly sought by government departments and politicians.

Please see the following page for more information including how to contact: CCPAS Safeguarding

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Simon Hickman

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